I went outside to read, but almost immediately after sitting down I saw two butterflies in my garden. I went inside to get my camera and zoom lens and then started photographing the beautiful butterflies.
I love butterflies. When I was much younger, my brother was fascinated by butterflies and I think my own love of these beauties stems from his interest.
I've only ever seen these yellow swallowtails and a smaller, white butterfly in my garden. I'd love to have more varieties, but I'm grateful to have at least these.
As I was standing there, camera in hand, a hummingbird arrived at my Crocosmia...just a few steps away! I see hummingbirds in my garden regularly, but by the time I get my camera and change the lens, they have often moved on. I was in the right place at the right time with the right gear!
This guy didn't seem deterred by my presence and stayed around a couple minutes. Long enough for me to get several shots.
He even kept resting on the flowers and just sat there for a couple seconds. They must weigh next to nothing to be able to sit on the flower stem and not weigh it down.
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